Sunday, 12 February 2012

The Fetus Lobby's Sanger Obsession

Speaking of Margaret Sanger, there's a twit-spat going on over this photo.

But this is the photo I found on the site.

Charmaine Yoest is a major fetus fetishist in the US, president and CEO of Americans United for Life.

Both photos look fake to me, but why? It was news to me, but not news in Sanger's well-documented life that yes, indeed, she did meet with the KKK.
In 1926, Sanger gave a lecture on birth control to the women's auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan in Silver Lake, New Jersey. She described it as "one of the weirdest experiences I had in lecturing," and added that she had to use only "the most elementary terms, as though I were trying to make children understand." Sanger's talk was well-received by the group, and as a result, "a dozen invitations to similar groups were proffered."

The forced birth gang's obsession with Sanger is peculiar to say the least. They yammer on and on about her (nearly century-old) eugenist and racist views.

These views are a cornerstone on which they've built their racist, disgusting campaign claiming that Planned Parenthood targets African Americans for abortion, while conveniently omitting the fact that Sanger herself was opposed to it.

To get back to the photos: the only point of using them -- whether fake or real -- is the shock value because we know Sanger addressed the Ladies Auxiliary of the so-called Second KKK, which was, shockingly now, fairly mainstream.
The second Klan was a formal fraternal organization, with a national and state structure. At its peak in the mid-1920s, the organization claimed to include about 15% of the nation's eligible population, approximately 4–5 million men.

In a way though, the Fetus Lobby's pathetic Sanger obsession is emblematic of the poverty of their arguments. They are forced to lie about and distort events of 85 years ago.

Last word (for now) goes to Bernadette Wagner:

ADDED from the fact-checkers in the Department of Duh: fern hill, you ijit, it's Black History Month! This comes up every fucking year. Every. Fucking. Year.

ADDED 2: Looks like the disputed photo is Photoshopped.


Niles said...

Is that sign 'welcoming' Ms Sanger in the photoshopped ComicSans?

Niles said...

Also, too, the one where she has a hat on, that's a nice rectangle around her bottom half. Cuts off the flag really well.

So, is this supposed to be another play of trying to get African American communities to believe there's an abortion holocaust being visited upon them and it's been going on for decades?

But they don't have any actual proof, so it's another case of 'it's ok if you're lying for Jesus'?

Maybe someone should tell the Republican CPAC about being against black and brown folks being a liberal plot. They were having white supremacists headline speeches to the faithful.

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